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    3-4 hour ride recommendations?

    I'm easing back into XC racing and trying to find some good long rides within about 1.5 hours of denver. Thinking about maybe super walker and laps on centennial cone (which might still be half-closed?).

    Any ideas for rides where I can get away from the smoke, ride 3-4 hours, and put in some climbing? I'm happy to truck up to summit county if there's enough melted trails to get some hours in.

    Thanks!

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    I'll bite...
    1) Centennial Cone opened yesterday (just in time for CDOT to close hwy 6... fack!!)
    2) Buff Creek... You can ride for hours and hours and hours... without the getting snot beat out of you
    3) away from the smoke... Winter Park.. it would be push your 1.5 hour radius but worth it.. you can link together some solid rides without much effort.

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    Indian creek, West mag, hall n heil, curt gowdy(2 hours), breck

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    I'll bite...
    1) Centennial Cone opened yesterday (just in time for CDOT to close hwy 6... fack!!)
    Any info on the closure? I was planning on heading out there but haven't heard anything about the closure. When will they open it back up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbw View Post
    Any info on the closure? I was planning on heading out there but haven't heard anything about the closure. When will they open it back up!
    Looks like it may have been just yesterday... I didn't know the road was going to be closed until I was at the intersection of 58 and 6.. kind of a buzz kill...

    Here is the CDOT website with details...

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    3-4 hour ride recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbw View Post
    Any info on the closure? I was planning on heading out there but haven't heard anything about the closure. When will they open it back up!
    It was just yesterday. Someone crashed their car and died in the river between tunnels 1 and 2. Apparently recovering the car was quite difficult and required a large crane hence why the road was closed.

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    That's a shame about the fatality.

    Summit County is starting to open up - it's been really warm the last week and the snow is going fast. The high stuff, especially the high alpine is still a couple weeks out at least, but I've been doing 25 -35 mile rides without having to duplicate a lot of trails.

    The Summit Fat Tire Society's FB page is a great place for trail condition updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    The Summit Fat Tire Society's FB page is a great place for trail condition updates.
    Here is their regular web page.

    lots of good info...

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    My votes would be Buff Creek and Hall/Heil.

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    Waterton to the S. Platte and back has some good climbs and is fun.

    Connecting Apex, Matthews Winters, Red Rocks, Mt. Falcon and Lair O'the Bear takes a few hours.
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    Mt Falcon to LOTB, descent back down and then a lap around Bear Creek.
    Hildebrand Ranch, Deer Creek Canyon, South Valley, Cathy Johnson trail and then back to Hildebrand
    Chimney Gulch to Apex over to Green Mountain via the hogback and then back to Golden.
    Have somebody drop you off at Pine Valley and then ride back to a car at Waterton Canyon.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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